July 10th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
An internal email to employees dated July 9 from Jerome Guillen, President of Automotive at Tesla, said the company is “making preparations” to raise output at its factory in Fremont, California (where we recently interviewed him). "While we can’t be too specific in this email, I know you will be delighted with the upcoming developments," Guillen said, according to a report by Bloomberg, which claims to have seen a copy of the email
May 31st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Renault and FCA want to merge. Rumors are swirling that GM and Ford could consolidate into one company. Naturally, the subject of Tesla comes up for discussion. Will it survive? Will it be bought out? Opinions on that question are all over the place.
April 2nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Tesla will report its first quarter 2019 production and delivery figures in the next few days. The Q1 sales report is an extremely anticipated one, as it will tell us whether or not Tesla managed to increase production and if the company was able to generate enough demand for the cars it has built over the last three months
March 10th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Walking into Tesla's large, open, light office space at its Fremont factory, it only took a moment before something hit me. The atmosphere is enormously different from the image of Tesla that you find in much of the media
July 8th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman
Wall Street is obsessed with Tesla Model 3 production numbers. To some degree, this is understandable. But, according to one disruptive Wall Street analyst, Tesla's production numbers don't accurately reflect the bigger picture for Elon Musk
May 12th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Journalistic integrity is a hot topic these days, and rightly so. A free press is absolutely necessary for democracy, technological and social progress, and other nice things. However, with press freedom come responsibilities: among other things, not to cherry pick facts to support a preconceived conclusion, and not to quote sources without revealing when they have a personal stake in an issue
April 1st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
A frequent theme of the legions of Tesla skeptics is the idea that, when the traditional automakers finally get serious about EVs, Tesla will be toast. However, while the auto giants, with their access to amazing amounts of capital and their enormous economies of scale, certainly have the ability to bury tiny Tesla, the reason that this scenario isn’t going to take place is that they don’t have the motivation to compete with the California carmaker
March 25th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Like most larger companies, Tesla tightly controls its employees’ interactions with the press. The celebrity execs hold court with a selected circle of hip media outlets, but the rank-and-file employees are trained to avoid reporters like dangerous sharks. So Business Insider scored quite a coup when it secured permission to speak with four employees who have “some of the coolest jobs at Tesla.”
March 17th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman
Getting a coveted job at Tesla isn't easy. Elon Musk once said, "if you're at Tesla, you're choosing to be at the equivalent of Special Forces. There's the regular Army, and that's fine, but if you are working at Tesla, you're choosing to step up your game." You'd think statements like this would keep job applicants away. Not so much
March 16th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman
One of the most famed Apple analysts, Gene Munster, has recently turned his attention to Tesla. Munster's firm, Loup Ventures, "surveyed 519 people in the U.S. regarding interest in buying a Tesla Model 3 ... [and] found a surprisingly high number (17%) of people would buy a Model 3 at $40,000. Even if this survey is off by 3x, the results still imply significant market share gains are in store for Tesla given their current U.S. unit market share is below 0.5%."
February 12th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Last week, Elon Musk hinted that he may use the Boring Company to dig a tunnel between the Tesla factory in Fremont to the seat manufacturing facility a mile away in order to remove one of the bottlenecks holding up volume production of the Model 3.
February 7th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The Tesla Q4 earnings call reported a smaller loss per share and higher revenue. Tesla reconfirmed its Model 3 production targets and predicted significant growth in its solar and storage business in 2018.
October 17th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla has given little explanation for why hundreds of workers were fired last week, other than to say it was the result of annual performance reviews. But is that the whole story?
October 14th, 2017 | by James Ayre
As part of a company-wide annual review, Tesla has fired around 400 employees -- including supervisors, team leaders, and common associates -- according to a former employee who spoke with Reuters in an interview
July 18th, 2017 | by Kyle Field
July is perhaps the biggest month in Tesla's history, with the first 30 29 Model 3 production vehicles set to be turned over to the first lucky owners on the 28th of the month. Until now, it was uncertain when the event would actually take place, and more than that, where it would be. The first production Model 3 was confirmed to be for Ira Ehrenpreis, but he gifted the prized vehicle to Elon Musk earlier this month, leaving 29 of the first 30 vehicles to be delivered at the event
May 5th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
Update: The video has been changed to correct for an error in the uploaded audio. Like in some previous quarters, I [&hellip
June 30th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan
Originally published on EV Obsession. A couple of quick updates on Tesla Motors* manufacturing have come through the wires in [&hellip
June 25th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor
By Jeff Cohen Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to tour many automotive assembly plants. As a child, I saw 1965 [&hellip
May 14th, 2014 | by James Ayre
In a somewhat humorous turn of events, Tesla Motors recently held a job fair near its home base — the [&hellip
April 2nd, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia
Originally published on Gas2. Southwestern States like Texas and New Mexico aren’t the only ones vying for a piece of the [&hellip